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Silver Lady's-Mantle

Alchemilla conjuncta

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Silver Lady's-Mantle Overview

Alchemilla conjuncta is a useful, low-growing ground cover plant with attractive foliage. The genus name 'Alchemilla' comes from the Arabic 'alkemelych', alluding to the plant's use in alchemy. In latin it means 'little magical one'. Alchemilla conjuncta has been cultivated as a rockery plant in Britain since c.1800.

Common problems with Silver Lady's-Mantle

Generally pest and disease free.

Silver Lady's-Mantle Companion Plants

Plant with similar plants like; Tiarella cordifolia, hosta and Hakonechloamacra ‘Aureola’.

How to harvest Silver Lady's-Mantle

Harvest dried seed heads in autumn. Seed is minute so it is usually best to collect entire seed head in an envelope or bag and sow fresh in situ. Harvest leaves for medical use as needed.

How to propagate Silver Lady's-Mantle

Seed

Seed can be harvested in autumn after flowering, ideally sow fresh in situ where it is to be grown. It will self-seed freely.

Division

Divide in spring or autumn and water thoroughly a few days following division.

Rhizomes

Plant spreads naturally via rhizomes, sections may be cut from the main plant in spring or autumn.

Special features of Silver Lady's-Mantle

Attractive leaves

The plant is grown for its attractive foliage.

Other uses of Silver Lady's-Mantle

Ground cover or banks.

Medicinal

Most plants of the genus 'Alchemilla' have several historical medicinal uses. This species is believed to have astringent and styptic qualities.

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